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News Releases

Headlines from the last 7 days are listed below. To view additional news, please go to the Press Releases main page.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Kaumualii Highway repairs continue on May 25, May 26

LIHUE – Motorists and residents are advised that due to weather delays, the Department of Water (DOW) will continue with the repair in a section of Kaumualii Highway, Route 50, in the vicinity of Mile Post 1.0, on Wednesday, May 25, and on Thursday, May 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. During this time, one westbound lane will be closed for the duration of the work.


Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Loose mixed waste still not accepted at Hanalei transfer station

HANALEI – The public is advised that loose mixed waste is still not being accepted at the Hanalei refuse transfer station due to a delay in the arrival of a critical component of the mixed waste hopper. It is anticipated that the part will arrive before the end of the month and the repair work can be completed.


Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Location change for getting county camping permits
LĪHU‘E – County officials announced that over the next two months camping permits will be issued at the customer service window located at the Līhu‘e Civic Center, Pi‘ikoi Building. The change will be effective from June 1 to July 31. 

Monday, May 23, 2016
Multiple fatalities reported in Port Allen plane crash

 HANAPEPE – Fire officials have confirmed that five adults have died in a fiery plane crash that occurred just outside of Port Allen Airport in Hanapepe.


Monday, May 23, 2016
Officials investigate cause of Hanapēpē plane crash
HANAPEPE – Officials are now investigating the cause of a plane crash that resulted in five fatalities in Hanapēpē on Monday morning.

Saturday, May 21, 2016
Visitor drowns in waters off Waiohai Beach
PO‘IPŪ – A 64-year-old male visitor from California apparently drowned while snorkeling in waters off Waiohai Beach Friday afternoon.

Saturday, May 21, 2016
50 acres burned in Koke‘e brush fire
KOKE‘E – Three Kaua‘i Fire Department (KFD) companies along with Rescue 3, Air 1 and BC 1 responded to a brush fire atop a Koke‘e ridge at approximately 1:30 p.m. this afternoon. 

Friday, May 20, 2016
Hearings Officer rules in County’s favor on TVR contested case hearing

LĪHU'E – On May 11, a Hearings Officer appointed by the Kaua‘i Planning Commission issued a recommended ruling in favor of the Planning Department’s decision to revoke Transient Vacation Rental (TVR) permits for two homes located in Kekaha.


Friday, May 20, 2016
Blessing held for Kekaha Landfill gas collection project

KEKAHA – A blessing was held on Tuesday afternoon to mark the start of construction for the gas collection and control system at the Kekaha Landfill.


Wednesday, May 18, 2016
One lane on Kaumualii Highway closed May 24, for highway repairs
LIHUE – The Department of Water (DOW) advises motorists of traffic delays on Kaumualii Highway, Route 50, in the vicinity of Mile Post 1.0, on Tuesday, May 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. One westbound lane will be closed during this time in order to repair a section of the highway.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Housing Agency holds public meetings on Lima Ola, May 24 & 25

ELEELE – The County of Kauai Housing Agency is holding two public meetings next week to discuss the proposed Lima Ola workforce housing project.

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